lot and met a lot of different people from around the state. It’s
amazing how we have many of the same concerns. Though some of these
concerns are unique to each region, it’s difficult to come up with
solutions for the entire state, but all seemed to gather enough
information to take and use for their chapter.
“BCHI Convention & Board Meetings”
Foundation and State Directors held their meetings. The Foundation
discussed how to bring in funds and more important, was verbiage on how
these funds would be dispersed to best support the mission of BCHI.
Something that has long been needed. State Directors handle the affairs
of BCHI. Budget, bylaws, policies, proposals, and the list goes on.
With so much to cover the BOD meeting lasts most of the day.
morning all gather together to give reports on these meetings and to
vote, as a whole, on proposals and bylaw changes. These votes are by
members present, up to eight delegates per chapter. The afternoon,
usually filled with speakers, also brought education.
from USFS Northern Region out of Montana, discussed Sawyer
Certifications and training. Jeff Halligan, from the Idaho Trails
Association, educated us on cross cut saws. The ins and outs on
choosing a cross cut and the care and maintenance of one. These were
followed by Chapter Training and Workshops, prepared by Marybeth Conger
and Karen Kimball, Education.
I sat in on a couple of these
Seminars and learned from both. At the Chapter Presidents table, I
learned how each runs their chapter a little different and picked up an
idea or two for me to bring to our meetings. Bill Conger taught the
“class” with Rod Parks, BCHI Vice Chairman. Squaw Butte received kudos
from Rod, apparently, he sat at one of our meetings and was impressed
at how organized it was. In the next class Raenette Didier discussed
The Idaho Horse Council, how it helps with litigation and how to be an
active member of IHC.
Jill Nebecker discussed the web site for
BCHI. Jill is the new Web Site Coordinator and is looking for comments
from members on how to make it better. Jill can be reached on the BCHI web site under Contact Us. Go to her name and click on her e-mail.
Convention was enjoyable and informative and for me brings a little
closure to the first quarter which can sometimes get a little hectic.
Now it’s time to get back to basics, SBBCH friends and their needs,
thoughts and ideas.
See you at the next meeting.
Be safe and have fun..
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